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The Power of Story

An Exhaustive Essay Exploring a Theory of Myth as Story, and How Stories Affect Us Novelist Graham Swift wrote that, “only animals live in the Here and Now. Only nature knows neither memory nor history. But man — let me … Continue reading

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Ode to Mom

My mom is an avid reader. She probably reads at least a book a week — way more than I do, certainly. But she’s the one who instilled me with a love of the written word. Ever since I can … Continue reading

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Thinking on Paper

I’m in the midst of writing a paper on theories of myth for school. The topic I chose is ridiculously ambitious and more than any reasonable student would have opted to do. But I’m crazy, so, y’know. There’s a huge … Continue reading

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Neuroscience FTW

This morning, I was writing an email to a professor with a proposal for a paper topic. In the middle of the email, I suddenly couldn’t think of a word I wanted to use. Try as I might, it wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Dreamscape

A story someone had written for a workshop a little while ago dealt somewhat with dreams, and someone in the workshop made a point that the dreamer wouldn’t be able to feel something in the dream as written, because you … Continue reading

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Day off

Yesterday, I had a day off. Which is not to say that I didn’t have school or work. I didn’t have school or work, but I don’t have school or work on any Mondays these days. Nor Sundays. But that … Continue reading

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Calculating Emotion

The end of Season 4 of House is one of the more touching moments I’ve seen on TV in a long time. As I recall, my shirt looked like I had just come in out of the rain when it … Continue reading

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